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  •  You might want to add to your tags (1+ / 0-)
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    rebel ga

    Comedy or snark are likely appropriate, aren't they?

    No, you can't fix stupid. You OUTNUMBER stupid. -Wildthumb, 1/10/2013

    by newinfluence on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 09:01:53 PM PDT

    •  not sure (1+ / 0-)
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      rebel ga

      I think I read in "Tagging Tips" that labeling an entry "humor" or such was discouraged

      •  Snark is a regularly used tag (2+ / 0-)
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        serendipityisabitch, rebel ga

        Snark would be quite appropriate in this case in order to signify that what you are writing isn't based on fact, but is satire. I've never seen the tip to not tag with humor, but it's a tag that's been used more than 8,000 times. (Snark has been used more than 16,500 times.)

        No, you can't fix stupid. You OUTNUMBER stupid. -Wildthumb, 1/10/2013

        by newinfluence on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 01:34:30 AM PDT

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        •  Thank you. Good to know but ... (1+ / 0-)
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          rebel ga

          Here's the "Tagging Tips" citation I was referring to.

          2. Try to think of what tags people might use to search for something and use those. Remember, tags are like categories. And people don't search for "humor" or "satire."

          I understand that attempts at humor are not what people come here for.

          http://www.dailykos.com/...

          •  I think you're over-analyzing the tip (0+ / 0-)

            Especially when you are writing satirical diaries, it's easy for people to miss the fact that it's satire, and either (a) they can start to quote your diary as fact elsewhere; or (b) question you and your sources (or lack thereof). Tagging in that case isn't so much for people to search, but to tip people who might question you or your diary. If you've noticed in comments, people will often say that they didn't "get" the diary, so they checked for a snark tag. You should never underestimate the number of people here who plain don't catch satire, and it can create sticky situations. So while people might not use the search function to look for "snark", they often rely on the tag to assist their understanding of your diary. Hope that helps. :-)

            No, you can't fix stupid. You OUTNUMBER stupid. -Wildthumb, 1/10/2013

            by newinfluence on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 10:49:24 AM PDT

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